JULY 2018



In a dementia-friendly community, people with dementia are treated with understanding, respect and patience by businesses, police, doctors, bus drivers, waitstaff, etc. It can also be one where the built environment is easier to navigate and understand, with the goal of allowing people with dementia to live as independently as possible, to continue to be a part of their communities and social networks, and to receive support where necessary.

This month, downtown design specialist Joe Lawniczak offers two articles on this important topic.

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Building dementia-friendly communities

Estimates show that there are as many as 50 million people worldwide living with dementia today. Here are some ways businesses and communities can become dementia-friendly in the areas of support, training and understanding.


Creating a dementia-friendly physical environment

As many communities are working to make their buildings and streetscapes more navigable for people of all abilities, here are some of the ways that communities and businesses are making physical changes to become more dementia-friendly.


Small Community Form
August 9, Egg Harbor
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Small Community Forum
August 22, New Glarus
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Pop-Up Shop Workshop
August 22, 8 a.m.
Bank of Cashton, Cashton
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Small Community Forum
September 6, Pepin
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Time Management/Self-Care
for Non-Profit Directors

September 12, Darlington
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Small Community Forum
September 19, Hurley
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Economic Vitality 101 Webinar
October 3, 12-1 p.m.
More information


Find more articles and tips in our Places blog.

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